About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
I have a knack for illusion and disguise, so what else is there that doesn't invlove getting shot at?
What was your first costume and why?
Hatake Kakashi from Naruto. I wanted to do a more recognizable character for those who haven't seen anything but the manga. Atleast officially that was the first... I really been dressing up and playing characters since I was very young.
What is your favorite costume and why?
A Power Ranger helmet I made for my brother over 10 years ago. It was the first thing I ever got recognized for. Now everyone comes to me when they think Halloween.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a list way too long to mention, but most involve an animal of some type.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I have 2. #1: A kid stopped me as Jiraiya and I shared my knowledge with him. #2: My toddler nieces saw me in my Sanji costume once and as my mother drove them away from the con they explained who my character was and what the relationship was to others.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes. I'm an artist and performing skits and so on is, to me, like painting a portrait in living form. It's a way that I express my love for my characters.
What was your best masquerade experience?
It's hard to narrow down the list. At every con I meet great people just waiting in line to go on stage. Some of them are my best friends now.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Honorable Mention for craftsmanship for Hatake Kakashi at AMA 2004, Sarah's Choice for Jiraiya at AUSA 2004 (My group also recieved the Super Saiya-jin award for the skit Jiraiya made his appearence in.)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm an artist of various sorts. I'm a very character centered person while in costume, acting the way the character would in any surrounding I find myself. I can get hyper in certain situations, but other than that I'm actually quite shy (esspecially away from cons.)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have a thing for a certain Yu-Gi-Oh crossplayer (a girl of course. I mean, geez, I cosplay Sanji and Jiraiya.)
My favorite anime
Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh, Prince of Tennis, Fullmetal Alchemist, Outlaw Star, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Lupin III, Cowboy Bebop, Ranma 1/2, Hikaru no Go... Aw man...I can't decide. Too many.
My favorite game(s)
Capcom Fighting games, Dead or Alive (not for the reasons most give,) Tenchu, Dynasty/Samurai Warriors, Fullmetal Alchemist (all of them,) and Jet Set Radio.
My favorite book(s)
The James Bond novels, the Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Parasite Eve, and any and all manga.
My favorite character(s)
I have many favorites, but the ones I really connect with are... Jiraiya from Naruto, Yamcha from old school Dragonball, Brock from Pokemon, Lupin the third, Roy Mustang from FMA, Sanji from One Piece, and Junouichi/Joey from Yu-gi-oh.
My favorite movies(s)
Night Shift with Henry Winkler, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mermaid's Scar, and the Rurouni Kenshin movie.
My favorite actors/actresses
Voices: Ted Cole, Scott McNeil, Tiffany Grant, and Lisa Ortiz. Movies: Jack Nicolson, Bogart, John Wayne, Christopher Walken, Robert Duval, Shu Qi, and Dame Judie Dench.

Wakusei

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